Shrimp and Steak Pasta in Cream Sauce

There’s something undeniably comforting about a hearty pasta dish, especially when it’s infused with the rich flavors of steak and shrimp in a creamy sauce. This Shrimp and Steak Pasta in Cream Sauce is the perfect embodiment of indulgence and warmth, combining succulent pieces of tender steak and juicy shrimp with a velvety, Parmesan-infused cream sauce that clings to every strand of pasta. No wonder its my family's favorite and a highly requested dish for any occasion.

It's a dish that promises to bring a touch of luxury to your dinner table while providing the kind of comforting satisfaction that only a homemade meal can offer. Whether you're looking to impress guests at a dinner party, feed the kids (I promise they will love it!) or simply seeking a comforting, gourmet meal at the end of a long day, this recipe is sure to become a beloved favorite in your culinary repertoire. So, gather your ingredients, and let's embark on this delicious culinary journey that guarantees to warm both the heart and soul.


For the Steak and Shrimp:

  • 1 lb (450g) steak (ribeye, sirloin, or filet mignon), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 lb (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

For the Pasta:

  • 12 oz (340g) fettuccine or your favorite pasta
  • Salt for boiling water

For the Cream Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Pasta:

    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the Steak:

    • Season the steak pieces with salt and pepper.
    • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
    • Add the steak pieces and cook until browned and cooked to your desired doneness (about 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare). Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Cook the Shrimp:

    • In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil and butter.
    • Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Add the minced garlic in the last minute of cooking. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Make the Cream Sauce:

    • In the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons of butter and minced garlic. Sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
    • Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
    • Reduce the heat to low, then stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
    • Add Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes (if using), and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly.
  5. Combine Everything:

    • Add the cooked pasta, steak, and shrimp back into the skillet with the cream sauce. Toss to coat everything evenly in the sauce.
    • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
  6. Serve:

    • Divide the pasta among serving plates.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and additional grated Parmesan cheese.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • For extra flavor, you can marinate the steak in your favorite marinade for a few hours before cooking.
  • Add some vegetables like spinach or cherry tomatoes to the pasta for extra color and nutrition.
  • Adjust the thickness of the sauce by adding more chicken broth if needed.

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